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  • TEven as 139 countries in the world have already recognized Palestine as a state, it continues under the occupation and siege of Israel. More than three decades have passed since Palestine declared independence, yet this cause remains unfulfilled as the Israeli occupation continues and recognition ...

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  • TThe Italian government has approved a state of emergency and 20 million euros ($22 million) is being set aside following Venice’s worst flooding in over 50 years, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Thursday.  The northeastern city, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been ...

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  • TAt least 530 houses in the Gaza Strip were damaged by the recent Israeli aggression on the coastal enclave, Palestine's Public Works Ministry said on Thursday.  "In Israeli airstrikes against Gaza, 30 houses were completely destroyed and 500 houses were partially damaged," the ministry said in ...

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  • TThe U.S. on Wednesday recognized Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Anez as the South American country’s interim president. "The United States applauds Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez for stepping up as Interim President of State to lead her nation through this democratic transition, under the ...

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  • TThe pilot of a water-bombing helicopter walked away with minor injuries on Wednesday after crash-landing during rescue efforts to extinguish massive bushfires in Australia, local media reported The bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales states triggered by high winds and hot weather last ...

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  • TThe U.S. has an "eye on" deceased Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's third-in-command, President Donald Trump said Tuesday. "His third has got a lot of problems because we know where he is, too,” Trump said during remarks at the Economic Club of New York. "We have to keep it that way ...

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  • TThe U.S. expressed "grave concern" Monday over the situation in Hong Kong after police opened fire on protesters, critically injuring one. "The United States is watching the situation in Hong Kong with grave concern. ‎We condemn violence on all sides...and call for all parties — police ...

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  • TAt least 15 people were killed and more than 50 others injured early Tuesday when two passenger trains collided head-on in Bangladesh’s Brahmanbaria district east of the capital, according to police and local media reports. “Until now, we have confirmed 15 dead in the accident. We are ...

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  • TLess than 1,000 U.S. service members will remain in northern Syria to ensure the lasting defeat of the Daesh/ISIS terror group, U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley said in remarks aired Sunday.  Milley told ABC News that the number would be "for sure" less than that level, but he did not ...

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  • TVoting has closed in Spain’s national election and a fresh poll suggests that the country’s political impasse is likely to continue. The survey, conducted on Oct. 25 and this Sunday for Spain’s national broadcaster RTVE, was published as soon as the polls closed at 8 p.m. ...

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  • TU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called on European countries to join America’s campaign against its rivals Russia, China, and Iran. “Those of us who want us to spread freedom must confront those that want to spread their wild ideology, to dominate the free nations of the ...

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  • TAs Europe celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall later this week, the continent has built new walls and barbed wires against migrant flows.  The new "Berlin walls" demonstrate restrictions and divisiveness have triumphed above freedom in Europe. According to data compiled ...

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  • TTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump held a phone call Wednesday, reaffirming their meeting in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 13.  The two leaders also discussed regional developments as well as bilateral issues, according to the Turkish Presidential Communications ...

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  • TThe U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will hold its first open hearings as part of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine next week, its chairman said Wednesday.  William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, and George Kent, a top ...

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  • TAt least 254 people have so far lost their lives amid anti-government protests in Iraq that started early October, said a report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Tuesday. The report, titled “Demonstrations in Iraq: update, 25 October - 4 November ...

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  • TOn Wednesday, the first freight train, which will go to Czechia from China uninterruptedly via Turkey on Wednesday, makes the dream of the "Silk Railroad" come true. The "silk road" refers to several routes from China's silk-producing regions into different parts of the world.  Within the ...

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  • TTurkey on Tuesday announced the arrest of slain former Daesh/ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s sister. "The arrest of al-Baghdadi's sister is yet another example of the success of our counter-terrorism operations," said Fahrettin Altun, Turkey’s communications director, on ...

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  • TThe U.S. on Monday sanctioned nine individuals and Iran's Armed Forces General Staff in a move targeting Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's "inner circle" on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis. Khamenei himself was placed under U.S. sanctions in June as part of the Trump ...

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  • TIraqi protesters blocked a number of vital bridges and roads in the capital Baghdad on Monday as anti-government demonstrations continued for a tenth day. Demonstrators also sealed off roads and government institutions in the provinces of Babylon, Dhi Qar, Muthanna, Diwaniya, Wasit and Maysan in ...

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  • TSaudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority (CMA) on Sunday approved Aramco's request for initial public offering (IPO). In a statement, CMA said the company's prospectus will be published prior to the start of the subscription period. The IPO is part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision ...

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  • TIsraeli jets bombed an area in northern Gaza late Friday belonging to the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, according to sources on the ground. The Israeli Defense Forces said on Twitter the attacks were in response to 10 rockets fired from Gaza ...

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  • TAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi was "the brainchild of the United States," Russia’s foreign minister said Friday. Speaking to the Russia-24 news channel, Sergey Lavrov said they want more information on the killing of the leader of the Daesh terror group. "Everything was solemnly and triumphantly ...

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  • TAt least 94,000 civilians have returned to areas liberated by Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria over the last 10 days, the UN said on Friday. At the beginning of Operation Peace Spring, there were over 200,000 people who had left their homes, Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN Office ...

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  • TLebanon’s president said Thursday he is seeking to transform the country from a sectarian state to a civil state. In a televised address marking the third anniversary of his term in office, Michel Aoun said that since assuming power, he has strived to tackle Lebanon’s economic crisis ...

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  • TAt least 100 people have been killed in Iraq since Friday, as security forces have been trying to disperse protesters, said Iraq's Independent High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) on Wednesday. At least 5,500 people were also injured, the rights body said. In a related development, one ...

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  • TFrench Senate approved on Wednesday a controversial bill banning mothers of children from wearing Muslim headscarf during school trips. A total of 163 senators voted in favor of the bill while 114 voted against. The bill also needs to be approved by the National Assembly, to enter into effect. But ...

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  • TTurkey rejects a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Armenian claims, the country’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. “We reject the resolution H.R. 296 entitled ‘Affirming the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide’ that is adopted today by the ...

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  • THundreds of demonstrators blocked the gates of Umm Qasr port in the Iraq's southern province of Basra, a security source said on Tuesday. The port "Umm Qasr" is one of the most prominent ports for goods movement and the largest in Iraq. Trucks movement has stopped as hundreds of demonstrators used ...

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  • TThe 96th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. Marking the day, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in the capital Ankara. On Oct. 29, 1923, ...

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  • TAn 84-year-old man has been arrested after he shot and wounded two people at a mosque in the southern French city of Bayonne on Monday, local media reported. The attacker, a former soldier, shot at people inside the mosque while they were praying, injuring two elderly men, who were taken to the ...

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